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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Afro Samurai

Just doodling a face and before you know it... this guy showed up. Reminds me of Afro Samurai.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Dance

I like to think that it's random moments of silly playful behavior which keeps a relationship healthy and happy.

If you haven't danced in your kitchen lately... better get on it.


Monday, September 28, 2015

Sketch for the day... best shoe ever?

Depending on who you ask... Converse high tops might be the most iconic running shoe ever made. True, Nike is king of the hill dollar wise and todays generation really doesn't know Converse but those of us who are say... 25 yrs or older all know it and associate it with punk rock fashion mostly. They look great with with a suit as well or even a fancy dress. Guys around my age (49) or older remember actually playing basketball in them.

 To me... Converse will always be boss.


Friday, September 25, 2015

Hipster and his fixie

I can't hate on hipsters. Sure, they take the ironic thing a bit far but hey... every generation has its way of making a statement. I myself have a great deal of hipster in me and have been known to rock the handlebar mustache, wool cycling cap and plaid while riding my single speed. Guilty as charged. :)

Todays sketch is a hipster, his fixie, his phone (they always have one), his mustache and his big hair combed back. Thing I hate about sketching with the SchoolG anime pen is the ink takes forever to dry so it smears easily when you brush over it. I need to learn once again to work from the opposite side of the image so I don't drag my hand across. When I used to work with dip pens way back in the day this was how you did it.

Happy Friday everyone!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

"shoulda turned left at Albuquerque"

Fun little sized mecha instead of a great big one. Seems the driver needs some help navigating with that map. This was fun little sketch to do. Pencil (red) and then tech pen and brush pen to finish.


Thursday, September 17, 2015

Awkward hello

There is always going to be that kinda homely guy with a big heart who falls in love with the pretty girl who is nice but... he just doesn't have a chance with her. Yet. ;) If he plays things right, she will get to know his heart and then its game over. Right? That's the romantic story we guys all hope for but it rarely plays out that way. Such is this complicated thing we call life. It's a fun ride though.

He was drawn first. Next day her which explains the different line weight. Different Pen on the 2nd day. Copic tech pen was used.

Is that mace she is reaching for? I wonder.







Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Ground control to Major Tom...

I really like making up weird space vehicles and barren landscapes it would seem. Check out those moons and planets!

Showing process: Roughed out with colored pencil which erases easily, begin inking with Pentel Pocket Brush. This thing is about 6 yrs old I think? Still going strong. Impressive.

Final drawing (pencils not erased yet though)



Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Just sit and jam a bit

I play. Not well but not bad either. Sometimes... it's just nice to lose yourself in the music by sitting there and jamming. You go in with no expectations of being great... you just play. Usually you come out of it feeling great. Sometimes not much happens too but its just good to jam no matter what.

Here is to all those out there who play an instrument and know what I'm talking about.

Cheers


Monday, September 14, 2015

Bring the heat

With each of these quick rough and loose sketches I am finding my hand, fingers and wrist loosening up bit by bit. My hand is still a bit shaky and gets tired so I have a ways to go before I'm back in fine drawing form again. And then there is the mind muscle. Its out of shape too but I am finding the creative juices starting to ooze again and my grey matter is being slowly wrapped up in it. Gross! lol. Anyways... here is another sketch.


Sunday, September 13, 2015

Racer Roddy

Just an image that popped into my noggin today. Some guy... we will call him Rod. His bike and a moment in time.



Friday, September 11, 2015

Flies Friday?

With The Walking Dead right around the corner for the new season, a new Zombie book about to get started sitting here beside me and the fact that I'm attempting to write a story at the moment on this subject matter... I figured I need to draw one of the shuffling grey ones. So... here is a quickie.

Kind of reminds me a bit of K. Kardashian. lol


Thursday, September 10, 2015

House in the hills

Todays doodle partially inspired by a place in the mountains I like to camp, dream of living and a bit of Vaughn Bode styling.


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Time to start drawing again

Like many things in my life, I go hardcore on them for awhile then burn out for a bit but one thing remains constant... I always come full circle back to that thing time and time again. Drawing is no exception. For many months now I just didnt feel the love. Starting to feel it again. More like a wee crush at the moment but thats enough. So... here is a sketch I did up yesterday. Just a rough with a fine tip pen referenced from an image done by an amazing artist Pat Boutin.